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Brian McGee drops from senate race, endorses opponent

(Source: WSFA 12 News file video) (Source: WSFA 12 News file video)

Senate candidate Brian McGee has dropped his bid for the U.S. Senate and has decided to endorse his opponent, Doug Jones.

Until Monday, McGee was seeking the Democratic nomination for the senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. McGee says he is proud to support Jones.

“Doug Jones is our best candidate for the U.S. Senate, and I will spend as much time as I can working to get him elected," said McGee. "He will serve Alabama and our country well."

Jones accepted the endorsement.

“I have come to know and respect Brian on the campaign trail, and I am honored to have his support,” Jones said.

A Vietnam veteran who lives in Lee County, McGee says he plans to explore other elected offices in the future.

Jones, a Birmingham resident, is a former U.S. attorney, known for successfully prosecuting two former Klansmen responsible for the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. The bombing took the lives of four girls.

The primary election will be Aug. 15. The general election will be Dec. 12. 

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